Overview

The Center for Survey Research conducts a wide array of surveys for a diverse clientele. We work with organizations on a one time-basis or on reoccurring survey projects. Contact us if you would like to discuss your survey project needs.  

Charlottesville Employees
Overview:
Employee satisfaction survey
Project ID:
6.01
Client Name:
Galloway Beck Flora Kelly
Sponsor:
City of Charlottesville Human Resources
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
876 employees of the City of Charlottesville
Year:
2006
Center for Politics Message Testing
Overview:
With support of a grant from the UVA Center for Politics and cooperation from AAPOR and YouGov/Polimetrix CSR conducted an experiment to determine if respondent experience could be improved by changing the design of political message testing polls. The nationwide internet survey fielded by YouGov asked about a generic congressional race and included negative and some positive statements about each party's performance in Congress. Treatments varied in the balance of statements the way they were introduced and the test question wording. Better design significantly improved respondent experience. Results presented at AAPOR disseminated to political consultants and published in MRA' Alert magazine.
Project ID:
7.09
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Data collection by YouGov/Polimetrix gathered complete responses from 2086 qualified members of their internet panel
Year:
2007
Voting in Virginia Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities
Overview:
Telephone survey of key staff members in a sample of Virginia long-term care facilities (assisted living and nursing homes) to explore how these institutions facilitate voting by their residents. The interview focused especially on how issues of cognitive impairment or dementia are evaluated in relation to voting and how residents are assisted (or not) by staff in registering to vote and casting their ballots either at the polls or as absentees.
Project ID:
6.014
Client Name:
Paul Freedman Richard Bonnie
Sponsor:
Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Research Award Fund
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Random samples of 125 assisted living and 121 nursing home facilities in Virginia
Year:
2006
Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA) - Service Providers
Overview:
This is a mail survey with telephone follow-up to 413 healthcare organizations about the care of adults with autism. The current increase in the diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorders is anticipated to create an increase in the number of adults with autism spectrum disorders. Are healthcare agencies anticipating this increase? What are they doing to prepare for it? What do they see as barriers to their own preparation efforts or to those that might be undertaken generally? Three lists were used for sampling Medicaid waiver service providers (n=327) sheltered employment (ESOs n=47) and DRS field offices (n=39). There were 141 responses for a response rate of 34.1%. Results were tabulated and summarized in a bulleted document. Tables and the bullet summary were delivered to the sponsor. No written report was done. A PowerPoint presentation was created later for use by John Toscano.
Project ID:
7.1
Client Name:
John Toscano
Sponsor:
Virginia Institute of Autism Charlottesville VA
Principal Investigators:
James Ellis
Sample:
List of service providers in VA compiled by VIA.
Year:
2007
Virginia Business Climate Survey--Council on Virginia's Future
Overview:
This was a comprehensive assessment of Virginia's business climate its major dimensions and components and how ratings of those components relate to overall ratings of the business climate and the state's role in creating it. Data were collected by mail (n=755) and web (n=106). The project used a disproportionate stratified sample of Virginia businesses listed in the VEC ES-202 report supplemented with contact and mailability data from Dun & Bradstreet as well as follow-up calls by CSR. The original sample of 4 399 records was pulled from 89 699 businesses in 200 strata defined by size (5) region (8) and type of business (5). In general larger firms less populated regions and smaller industry lines were oversampled. The sampled records were supplemented by D&B information then sampled again based on likelihood of contact for a final sample of 3 601 businesses. The work was shared between the Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory at VCU and the Center for Survey Research at UVA. The overall response rate was 29% (AAPOR RR3).
Project ID:
6.016
Client Name:
Jane Kusiak
Sponsor:
Council on Virginia's Future
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Disproportionate stratified sample of Virginia businesses listed in the VEC ES-202 report supplemented with contact and mailability data from Dun & Bradstreet as well as follow-up calls by CSR. Sampled from 200 strata size (5) x region (8) x indusrty (5)
Year:
2006
Breast Cancer Doctor-Patient Concurrence
Overview:
The purpose of the study was to explore the level of agreement between physicians nurses and breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy regarding the goal of the chemotherapy. The study was conducted through self-administered surveys with physicians nurses and patients.
Project ID:
7.11
Client Name:
Heather West
Sponsor:
UVA Breast Care Program with funding from the Charlottesville Women's Four Miler.
Principal Investigators:
Deborah Rexrode
Sample:
Women patients with any stage of breast cancer currently undergoing chemotherapy and their physicians and nurses from the UVA and Augusta Medical Centers.
Year:
2007
DMC/DSMB (Data Safety Monitoring Board Study
Overview:
Survey assessed how those who are involved in data collection protect the health and safety of clinicl trial participants. Survey reached a national sample of National Institutes of Health researchers conducting clinical trials as well as biostatisticians involved in analysis and reporting and IRB members responsible for reviewing the results.
Project ID:
6.017
Client Name:
P. Tereskerz
Sponsor:
Greenwall Foundation
Principal Investigators:
Robin Bebel
Sample:
National sample of 943 researchers conducting clinical trials biostatisticians and IRB members. 309 completed the survey.
Year:
2006
HR Restructuring (UVA)
Overview:
In July 2006 Virginia approved the Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act which gives state universities freedom to control areas such as personnel management. The Human Resources Staff of both universities collaborated closely with CSR to construct a common questionnaire to respond to this action. The purpose of this project was to conduct a comprehensive survey of the supervisors and staff of Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia to assess their attitudes toward human resources policies. The results of the survey were used to guide the restructuring process of the institutions’ human resources practices. The principle mode was internet with telephone reminders and some paper completions.
Project ID:
7.12
Client Name:
Alan Cohn
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Client List
Year:
2007
VITA (Consulting)
Overview:
Consultation services were provided to the agency to design a customer satisfaction survey and possibly an employee satisfaction survey.
Project ID:
5.009
Client Name:
Virginia Information Technologies Agency
Sponsor:
Virginia Information Technologies Agency
Principal Investigators:
David Hartman
Year:
2005
Spotsylvania County Citizen Satisfaction 2005
Overview:
This survey was designed to determine residents' opinions about quality of life in Spotsylvania County to determine residents' level of satisfaction with a number of services the County provides and to measure citizen opinion about the way in which the County is managing growth and development. Of particular interest was whether or not citizen opinion has changed on some key issues since the 2004 survey also conducted by CSR.
Project ID:
5.027
Client Name:
Deputy County Administrator Spotsylvania County
Sponsor:
County of Spotsylvania Virginia
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
803 residents of Spotsylvania County Virginia
Year:
2005
Arlington Early Childhood
Overview:
The Arlington Partnership for Children Youth and Families through the Arlington County Department of Human Service contacted CSR to conduct an Early Childhood Survey pretest in Arlington County. A focus group and pretest were conducted to develop a questionnaire for client use. Pretest results revealed that conducting this survey using RDD telephone mode is not practical.
Project ID:
5.01
Client Name:
Arlington Partnership for Children
Sponsor:
Arlington Partnership for Children
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
RDD Pretest - 55 complete 16
Year:
2005
Center for Politics - 2005 Governor's Race
Overview:
Post election survey with oversample of youth
Project ID:
5.028
Client Name:
Center for Politics
Sponsor:
UVA Center for Politics
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
RDD 800 plus 250 youth targeted
Year:
2005
DMV Wait-Time Timing Study
Overview:
The study was designed to obtain estimates of the average median and range of wait times customers spend in line at the information desk. The study was prompted by legislation passed by the 2005 Session of the Virginia General Assembly that requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to determine the effects of reducing or increasing average customer wait times. As part of the effort to determine the wait time DMV commissioned the Center for Survey Research (CSR) University of Virginia to carry out the field study.
Project ID:
5.011
Client Name:
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
Sponsor:
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Year:
2005
UVA Honor Survey for Faculty
Overview:
Survey of faculty knowledge and experience with the Honor System.
Project ID:
5.029
Sponsor:
The Honor Committee & Uva Office of the VP and Provost
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
All Uva teaching faculty and graduate teaching assistants.
Year:
2005
Darden 2nd Year 2005
Overview:
This annual survey aims to assess education experience of 1st year and 2nd year students at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. It covers a broad range of topics including classroom experience curriculum faculty social activities career service facilities and admission process of 1st year students. The Darden Students Association administers two online questionnaires (one for 1st year and one for 2nd year) at the end of every academic year and the raw data is then forwarded to CSR for analysis. The role of CSR is to generate statistical reports and compile and process open-end responses for each questionnaire usually in a 2-week period.
Project ID:
5.012
Client Name:
Darden Students Association
Sponsor:
Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
The sample size of the 2006 2nd year survey was 180 and the sample size of 2006 1st year survey is about 280.
Year:
2005
PWC Organizational Survey 2006
Overview:
The purpose of this survey was to assess employee satisfaction with their work environment and whether or not employees are living out the County's vision and values. Of the 2662 employees who participated in the survey 794 chose the paper version of the survey and 1 868 chose the online version. The survey response rate is 78.9% an impressive turnout and an improvement over the 70% response rate for the 2004 Organizational survey.
Project ID:
5.03
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
3500 employees sample 2662 (79%) complete
Year:
2005
Tobacco Vendors
Overview:
Statewide telephone survey of Virginia vendors of tobacco products.
Project ID:
5.013
Sponsor:
The Department of Mental Health Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services
Principal Investigators:
David Hartman
Sample:
6200
Year:
2005
Strayer VYTP Smoking Cessation
Overview:
The purpose of this survey is to determine youth smoking cessation counseling needs of generalist physicians and to identify these information needs among pediatricians and family practice physicians. The survey was a self-administered paper survey which was sent to statewide sample of 502 generalist physicians.
Project ID:
5.031
Sponsor:
Va Dept of Family Medicine
Principal Investigators:
Robin Bebel
Sample:
500 General and Family Practice doctors
Year:
2005
International Neuropsychological Society (INS)/ ILC
Overview:
CSR conducted an internet survey to investigate issues pertaining to the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) and specifically the International Liaison Committee (ILC) and its website. Results were reported in the ILC/INS newsletter and in a report to the INS Board.
Project ID:
5.014
Client Name:
International Liason of INS
Sponsor:
International Neuropsychological Society (INS)
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
723 members of the INS who reside outside of the United States and Canada
Year:
2005
DMV Customer Satisfaction 2006
Overview:
Statewide RDD telephone survey of DMV customers.
Project ID:
5.032
Sponsor:
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
Principal Investigators:
David Hartman
Sample:
1200 (2/3 RDD 1/3 EWP)
Year:
2005

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